This week on Car Talk, Joe's brother-in-law collects heaps. Unfortunately he deposits them in other people's yards – like Joe's, for instance. Now Joe's got an '83 Civic sprouting weeds out of the headliner. Can Tom and Ray help Joe cure a bad case of Latent Junkman Syndrome?
Meanwhile, Kristy's husband has developed a warm relationship with their mechanic, which is all well and good, except that said mechanic has charged them $600, and their Stanza still won't start.
Also, a bad day gets worse for Matt in L.A., when his Volvo falls off a tow truck, and his insurance company tries to convince him it's actually not totaled. And, is the Supreme Court using Car Talk methodology? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: October 1, 2011]